This was a fun project to work on. The Helmet Laws infographic is a visual reference for all motorcycle riders of the state-by-state helmet laws in the U.S., and also includes a few fact about the states with the highest fines and longest jail time as punishment for breaking those laws. It’s a light-hearted design meant to make the complex mix of legal requirements easier to understand, because often riders don’t take the time to understand the laws as they cross state borders.
We are actively pursuing lawsuits for injured Michigan motorcyclists and wanted to create an infographic that would be a great resource for riders! The Helmet Laws infographic also displays which states have the highest fines and maximum jail time for violating their helmet law. You should share this infographic with other avid bikers who may be taking a ride across state lines
Only three states have no helmet laws at all (Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire), and 20 states have strict, mandatory helmet laws. The remaining 28 states fall somewhere in between (Total of 51 because the District of Columbia is included).
FREE Wallet Cards! (No longer available)
As an added bonus, small wallet-size card (like a credit card) were printed by Buckfire Law that show just the map visualization and are available FREE to anyone that requests them! These are meant for any motorcycle rider in the country to carry as a quick reference guide while riding. You can find the instructions to request a free card on the Motorcycle page of the Buckfire site. Scroll down past the infographic on their site and you’ll find the link to the online form. Fill it out, and they will mail one to you for free, so share with anyone you know that rides.
The free wallet card program has ended, but has now been replaced with a new, FREE, dedicated smartphone app. Riders can check the helmet laws in all 50 states, and even some international countries. The app is now available for both iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod) and Android devices.
The app also includes a number of additional functions like GPS bike finder, accident checklist, photo gallery of cool helmet designs and discounts at some of your favorite bike shops across the country. You can also watch a demo video of the smartphone app on the Backfire & Buckfire site.
Download it onto your phone today!